News Release

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ Provide Aid to Families Affected by Chile Fires

In February, a devastating fire struck Viña del Mar, Chile, killing more than 130 people and damaging nearly 15,000 homes. 

Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the South America South Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently visited the fire-affected area in Viña del Mar and thanked the friends and members of the Church who have volunteered. 

“The Church has been contributing donations to affected families,” Elder Christensen said. “We are coordinating with the government and other institutions, providing volunteers and material aid. We want to bring assistance and hope to our brothers who have been impacted by this catastrophe.” 

Sonia Bravo Arévalo, a resident affected by the fires, stated, “I never thought that the brothers and sisters of the Church would support us so much. For me, it is a joy and a blessing that they are here.” 

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